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Shihmen Recreation Area

Shihmen Recreation Area 1
  • Address:60km South of Highway11, Fengbin, Hualien
  • Contact Number:03-8671326
  • Open Time:00:00-24:00
  • Sightseeing
    Fengbin Township
    Seaside Destinations
    Splendid Hualien

Shimen Recreation Area view 1

Shihmen Recreation Area, located in Fengbin Township, Hualien, north of Shistiping, at the foothills of Daqi mountain and Fakon Mountain, is named after a coastal cave shaped like a door. After entering the first tunnel of Shimen, between Shihmen Cave and the monument of “Jen Ding Sheng Tian,” you can see the high cliffs and gently drifting water, which is a little similar to the scenery of Taroko. The abrasion platform, sea cave, sea groove, and similar formations here are of rich diversity in the region, which is currently planned as Shimen Nature Reserve, and could be recognized as a replica of the Baxian Cave. To the north of Shitiping, at the foothills of Daqi mountain and Fakon Mountain, there is a vast natural sea cave on the beach called Shihmen Cave. The rock is dark in color and does not crumble over time, and under the erosion of the sea, it has a steep, straight, and dramatic cliff look. Entries of the cave, and the angle at which the sunlight shines into the cave allows the local inhabitants to tell the precise time during the day. Legend has it that in ancient times, a group of Amis secretly gathered at Shihmen to attack another tribe located at the mouth of the Xiuguluan River, and they prepared sticky rice cakes to celebrate their victory. Later the rice cakes turned into rocks along the waterfront. In addition to the unique geological landscapes, the shoreline of Shihmen Cave is also a fishing site where locals regularly come for fish and collect seaweed.


Transportation guide

●By public transportation

Take Hualien Bus No. 1127, 1140,1145 (Sea Route, via Provincial Highway No.11) and get off at Shihmen Cave station.

●By driving to the destination

Location: 60-km point on Provincial Highway No.11, Jiqi Village, Fengbin Township, Hualien County

Shimen Recreation Area is located in Fengbin Township, Hualien County, north of Shitiping, Daqi Mountain and the foothills of Maogong Mountain. Shimen’s place name system is named after a sea cave on the coast, shaped like a door; the first tunnel starts from Shimen Cave when you enter Shimen To the coast between the monument to "Man Ding Conquer the Sky", you can see high mountains and cliffs and gurgling water, which are similar to the Taroko scenery; the sea erosion platform, sea erosion cave, sea erosion ditch and other phenomena are extremely developed here in Shimen, which is the topographical landscape of Baxian Cave. A copy of the Shimen Nature Reserve is currently planned.

In the north of Shitiping, Daqi Mountain and the foothills of Maogong Mountain, there is a Shimen Beach. There is a huge cave called Shimen Cave on the beach. It is a natural sea-eroded cave. Below, there is a steep and photogenic cliff. There are openings on all four sides of the cave. Through the angle of sunlight shining into the cave, almost all residents who live here can tell a very standard time accordingly.

According to legend, in ancient times, a group of Amis people secretly gathered in Shimen and made an appointment to attack the tribe located at Xikouluan Xikou. They prepared glutinous rice cakes to celebrate their success. Later, the cakes were turned into stones and formed a seaside rock that resembled rice cakes. In addition to the special geological landscape to enjoy, Shimendong is also a fishing ground, and local people often come to fish or pick sea vegetables.